Last week Google announced Chromecast, a $35 HDMI dongle that allows users to mirror content from their computers and mobile devices to a TV over Wi-Fi. Netflix is already onboard, recently it was reported that HBO was interested in bringing HBO GO streaming support to Chromecast. A representative for the network, Laura Young, has confirmed to Variety that HBO is “actively exploring” supporting Chromecast, adding that they can not comment right now on specific plans regarding timing.
When Chromecast’s software was tinkered with, mentions of HBO GO were discovered. This points towards the possibility that Google may already be internally testing an HBO GO app for Chromecast. When the support eventually comes, usrs will require a conventional HBO subscription to view regular programming. Right now, Chromecast is able to support video from YouTube, Netflix and purchased content from Google Play store straight out of the box. Google said that it sold out of the initial Chromecast stock within 24 hours of launching it. Through HBO GO, subscribers are allowed to watch over 1,400 titles including every episode of HBO’s original series such as The Sopranos and Game of Thrones.